Pumpkin Bread

The Chiplet has a Highlights Five magazine subscription. They have a recipe in each one, and most are fairly simple. This one was stepped up a bit with a pumpkin bread recipe. The Chiplet was really interested in making it, and I decided to try since I hadn’t made one in years. It actually tasted really good. I froze the second loaf for us to enjoy later this season.

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Mummy Bread

I feel like it is especially important this year to do more seasonal activities to help the year have a bit more order and fun. (Yes, order and fun can go together.) So, seeing mummy bread was perfect. It was something fun to make, but also something different. The bread turned out so fluffy and almost like a Danish because of the glaze.

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Junior’s Marble Loaf

Today’s treat is brought to you from June. I was so excited to get this recipe book for my birthday because I had wanted it for YEARS. As in, back when the Fudgelet was a baby. But it’s all good because I have it now and I started baking out of it right away. I noticed that many of the recipes make big batches of treats, so you will find me making half recipes, like I did here. Instead of making two loaves, I just made one, which is plenty for us.

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German Apple Pancake

We actually had this for the start of summer, but it also works well for the Fall since it uses apples. If you’re in the mood for a slightly different breakfast food item, then this is perfect because it doesn’t require fancy ingredients (I actually skipped the lemon juice because I was out, and it was still okay). It is also pretty fast to make it.

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McDonald’s Strawberry Hand Pies

Now, I can’t say I’ve ever had the real McDonald’s pies. I think I might have tried the apple one before, but I definitely never tried the strawberry one. Anyway, when I asked K what he wanted for his birthday treat this year, he said…”something with puff pastry, strawberry pie? hmm maybe cheesecake or cream cheese, maybe the McDonald’s pies?” and I was reminded that I had seen a recipe for a copycat of the McDonald’s pies. It turned out that the recipe was for the apple turnovers, so I took inspiration from Bravetart to do my version.

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Upgrade Your Biscuits

I have different biscuit recipes I enjoy making for different reasons and after making some new ones that I haven’t shared on here…I have a few thoughts to share.

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Ham and Cheese Galette

I was going to make a galette I saw from somewhere that had ham and cheese…but then the recipe didn’t sound great, so I decided to take a galette I had already made and liked, and change it. I was making this recipe during the start of staying at home during the pandemic, so I was trying to make the most of the remaining food in our fridge as I figured out meal planning for so many people. It is flexible and you can use what you have. Next time I would maybe even add in some more carrots.

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